Blackpool Illuminations to be Switched on by Jonathan Ross on 30th August


The Blackpool Illuminations will be Switched on this year on 30th August reports the BBC.

The season for our famous Blackpool Illuminations will begin with an opening ceremony with Jonathan Ross as our Switch-On Star. He is glowing with pride to be asked. Jonathan visited Blackpool with his family last year and was delighted with our seaside town. He rated Blackpool as a great place for a family holiday.

As an extra bonus the Blackpool Illuminations will light up our promenade for an extra week this year. Normally the season lasts for nine weeks but this year our Lights will continue to shine until Sunday 10th November.

This follows on from another first with our Blackpool Illuminations earlier on in 2013 when the Blackpool Tower was lit up with a lovely LED display for the first time on Valentines’ Day. Do have a look at the the You Tube video below as an example of the gentle joy our Lights bring to people’s lives.

If you would like to see the switching on of the Blackpool Illuminations then put this date in your diary now.

Why not make a weekend of it? As a bright idea for somewhere to stay get in touch with us at the Pearl Hotel at or phone 01253 294167.

You can read more about the switching on of Blackpool Illuminations via BBC News – Jonathan Ross to switch on Blackpool Illuminations.